Yippee for Yellow


As Brad Goreski calls it, a “POC”.

In case you  missed Brad’s new show It’s a Brad, Brad World on Bravo, the stylist frequently talks about how every outfit need a pop of color, hence his clever abbreviation, POC.

On several occasions I have paired this bright yellow winter jacket with jeans, dresses, leggings, etc.

This time I threw on a vintage grey fur neck wrap. How much do you love the grey/yellow combo!!??

TJ Maxx in NYC was the perfect place to wear this lemon yellow beauty one last time before I store her away for next winter.

Gaga wore a yellow Valentino Couture vintage jacket similar to mine on her Thanksgiving special!

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It sure did get quite some use during the winter.

DVF is so kindly bringing back the yellow jacket this fall.

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DVF’s Yellow Gem: $500-$700

Hidden Gem: $79

Would you wear a bright yellow coat?

xoxo Carolyn

Trusty Trench


With all this rain that New England has been having, a perfect rain jacket is a must! I can’t even believe all of this rain and chilly weather! Mother Nature must be having a mid-life crisis. However, I am so glad I get to write about one of my FAVORITE rain jackets! I found a gorgeous fuschia, Tahari rain jacket at TJ’s! What makes this even more of a desirable jacket is that when I went to see how much this beauty was, my eyes were fixed on that little red clearance tag!

I wore this jacket during the Spring Hidden Gems photo shoot! I paired this gem with a diamond (faux unfortunately) necklace and a pair of beige heels.

Pixie Lott and Mandy Moore spice up their outfits with an eggplant and yellow rain coat!

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Princess Catherine Middleton and Kim Kardashian love a Burberry trench.

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Jill Sander thought men deserved to share the joy of a colorful trench!

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Kim Kardashian’s Burberry Trench: $4,495 (Ahhh! And imagine it will get rained on!)

Hidden Gem: $49.99

Are you fed up with this weather!? Do you have a favorite rain jacket you like to throw on to shelter from the rain!? Do you prefer a colorful rain coat or a classic neutral coat? Let us know in the comments!

xoxo Carolyn

Make Up and Hair: Sara Nims at Salon Sei Bella

Photography: Alexandra Laskey

Editing: Mike Yorke (www.mikeyorke.com)

Rainy Day Blues


Living in New England (and being April), unexpected rain showers are sure to happen! So, when I saw this teal rain jacket on the outerwear rack at TJ’s, I knew it was a fabulous investment!

I paired this delicious Due Per Due gem with a peacock feathered belt, some leggings, and combat boots for a fun springtime look.

This jacket is not only glamorous, but comes with a lovely story as well!

Lina called me up at about 7:30pm on a Sunday night and asked me to accompany her to TJ Maxx. What was I going to say?? No!? PSH! After browsing the racks for a few, I stumbled upon this raincoat gem! Small and large were the only sizes left! I typically take a medium, but tried both on anyway. The large didn’t fit right, but the small seemed OK. It was FABULOUS! The cinched waist, the bubble bottom…breathtaking! I walked around the store in it, like it was already mine. I showed Lina and her sister to see what they thought. They loved it, however Lina mentioned that the shoulders of the jacket didn’t sit right on mine. I hated to admit it, but I was suffocating inside the jacket! It was SO SNUG! I raced to the front to see if anyone had left a medium lying around or returned one! I told the employee that I was in love with the jacket and desperately needed it in a medium! He apologized and said he didn’t see any. I went home empty handed and so sad!

About a week later, I went to TJ Maxx (different than the one I was as that week before). What did I see twinkling among a sea of dark coats? YUP! You guessed it! My teal dream!!! And a medium too!!! Needless to say, my gem is now a part of my family.

Note: My gem is now on clearance at TJ’s!

A colorful rain jacket is sure to brighten that gloomy looking day. Have a look at these raincoat blues by Hogan.

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Hogan Gem: €375 which converts to $483….YIKES!

Hidden Gem: $39.99

How are you feeling about these scattered showers? Do you have a go-to, colorful rain jacket? Let us know in the comments!

xoxo Carolyn